Odisha CM appeals Nizamuddin returnees to come forward for COVID test

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday appealed to all who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin to immediately contact the state government.

The Chief Minister requested them to dial the toll-free number 104 and register for the medical test within 24 hours as delaying the process will put them and their family at risk.

The appeal came a day after three persons with link Tablighi Jamaat meet were found positive for COVID-19.

“We once again request all who have linkage to Nizamuddin incident to voluntarily call 104 and provide information about their contacts. There is no need to panic and hide. Anyone having any information about such persons may inform 104. Help us to keep you safe,” said the Health department in a tweet.

So far, the state has identified 28 persons who returned from the religious congregation at Nizamuddin. Of them, 25 have tested negative while 3 ((one each in Cuttack, Puri and Jajpur) have tested positive for COVID-19.